Work with BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading - because we know that reading can transform lives.

Our programmes and campaigns are delivered via health, library, schools, early years and outreach partners.

Senior Local Partnerships Manager - England

Salary: £50-55k depending on experience
Contract: Full time, permanent

Location: BookTrust's Battersea Office.
This role is also available on a remote basis, with an expectation of weekly travel to London and an average of two days a week in our London office. The role will also require significant travel across the UK.

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Our mission is to support all children, particularly those with least opportunity, to read as they grow and develop – and thereby to access a huge range of benefits, from better mental health to stronger educational achievement. We do this by working through a strong network of partnerships – including strong relationships with all 151 local authorities in England (supported by Arts Council England) and with national governments in Wales and Northern Ireland.

This is a really exciting time to join BookTrust. We are developing a new and ambitious strategic plan for the next phase of our journey. We are refreshing our work so that we reach more children in greatest need and so that the way that we work corresponds to the realities of modern technologies, family life and local services.

Our Senior Local Partnerships Manager – England will be responsible for relationship management with our partners in local authorities, and other locally and regionally-based service-delivery organisations, across England. They will lead and manage a team of six relationship managers and one business support manager, to deliver our programmes and activities across 151 local authorities and other local partners, and to help us understand local and regional priorities and develop our work in response to these – within the context of our strategic plan.

This role is currently being handled by an agency (Aspire). If you are interested in applying please submit your CV and a covering letter to Katie Cubbon at

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BookTrust is an equal opportunities employer

We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability and that all appointments are made solely on the basis of merit.

In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form.This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.

BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Charity no. 313343.
No contact from agencies, please.

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A big thank you to everyone who donated to the BookTrust appeal. With your amazing support, we have sent surprise book gifts to over 12,250 vulnerable children to bring joy and brighten their Christmas.

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